Prepared by the International Door Association
and recommended by Ridgefield Overhead Doors, LLC
If you are the owner of a garage door, it is very important that you consider the following tips regarding maintaining a safe and secure door and operator (download PDF of this page here):
It is important to properly perform routine maintenance on your garage door system. To learn more about what to do and what not to do, check out the IDA website: www.garagedoorcare.com.
Garage doors with operators feature an emergency release device that can be readily identified – just look for the red cord with a red handle. This device is required by law for the purpose of quick disengagement of the operator. It should never be modified, including the addition of a zip-tie for the purpose of security.
Removing the red handle is not recommended and strongly discouraged. The handle is required by UL 325 and federal law. It is there for emergencies such as a child being entrapped under the door.
If you wish, frosting your garage door windows (if applicable) will obscure visibility into your garage.
By adding a motion-sensing exterior light outside your garage, unwanted guests are less likely to attempt entry into your garage at night.
Leaving the remote control to your garage door operator in your automobile can be an invitation to a thief or undesirable person to enter your house; just like leaving the key to your house in plain view.
At least annually, contact a professional door dealer to inspect your garage door system. A periodic inspection and maintenance visit by a pro can save you headaches and dollars in the future.
Check the surroundings of the roller tracks. Move items that may come in contact with a moving door such as a shovel, broom or lawn edger.
Have your garage door monitored by a security system just as you would any other door or window in your home, and/or install a garage door monitoring system to help you remember to close your garage door.
A very basic and simple tip: remembering to keep your garage door closed can help you protect your home and property. If you must have your garage door open, lock the pass door between the home and the garage.
The Elms Development
Came right on time as scheduled, fixed the problem in double-quick time and all at a most agreeable price.
- Phil Constable. 4/1/2020
Broken spring in the garage door is something a homeowner should not attempt to fix. Called Paul and he was over that day and was fixed at very reasonable close by the next morning. Very professional service. I recommend without hesitation. Dr Evan Levine.
- Evan Levine. 10/8/2019
Garage door opener - Professional installation plus a good price equals a winning combination.
- Mike S.. 8/25/2019
Unbelievably responsive and installation was expertly completed. I literally called one morning and by that afternoon they were at my house to review the job and the new garage door opener was installed the next day. Extremely professional, installation was done properly the first time and pricing was very fair. They even serviced my two existing garage doors at no extra charge. I would highly recommend Ridgefield Overhead Doors to anyone.
- Steven Rubin. 7/6/2019
We recently had Paul replace our garage doors. He took his time to explain everything we needed know about the products and what we should expect on the day of the job. After our initial meeting with Paul, we felt very comfortable having his team do the work, at a price that was fair and reasonable. The work was done in a day and turned out perfectly, as we expected. I would certainly recommend this company. Paul is a pleasure to work with.
- Andrew Rosenfeld. 3/23/2019
I highly recommend this business. The owner is kind, generous and and very competent. Just recently, I messed up the program in my overhead door. Hetalked me through re-programming it over the phone When we were done, I asked him to bill me and he aid "no", he was not going to do that even though I had taken short of an hour of his expertise. I haven't had this level of care and service before.
- Lorie Paulson. 1/12/2019
Bob did an amazing job. The staff is very pleasant to work with. I definitely recommend them!!
- Tracy Romaniello. 9/19/2018
Absolutely phenomenal work and competitive prices. Yes, this local company has prices right in line with Home Depot and Costco. They don't subcontract out the work, they do it themselves and were prompt and cleaned up after themselves very well. Overall great work, highly recommend.
- Jason Killey. 9/18/2018
This is the place to call if you need new garage doors and want knowledgeable professional service. Paul and his crew have done outstanding work at our business and home. They can fix anything related to garage doors from replacing the weather stripping to new doors and motor openers.
- Kyle Desrochers. 11/7/2017
Paul came to my house within an hour of my call to look at it and give me a quote. He fixed the majority of my problem and gave me instructions on further steps I could take, he did all this within 10 minutes and didn't even charge me!! I had tried several fixes before this and had spent many hours on it, he knew exactly what it needed in no time at all (and told me to undo what I did on my own, lol) He knows doors !
- Mike Donnelly. 7/22/2017
Had a little problem with a bracket that snapped and they quickly provided the part I needed. Wonderful service!
- Dan Zemke. 7/4/2017
so much to say!! I have done business w/ this amazing organization for decades! I have NEVER had an issue..they have consistently gone out of their way to go above and beyond!! whether its a new garage door install, preventative annual maintenance, or just to check in, they have always delivered! there are a ton of overhead door franchises in this area yet none as good as this one..and they do go all over!! I think paul, nancy and lynn are just going for world domination in their world!!...simply the absolute best at what they do and they are all just really nice folks!!.I cannot recommend them often enough!!
- Charlie Harrison. 5/15/2017
Great service -- arrived within two hours of calling -- replaced garage door opener quickly and professionally.
- Allison Berger Rabinowitz. 3/4/2016
They installed the latest technology to help me be more efficient and feel more secure as a multitasking Mom!
Great people with great products and outstanding service!
- Nicole Shepard. 5/1/2015
The absolute best garage door people ever, they called ahead to let me know they were on the way. Great service, great guys they fixed two doors in two different garages on our property knew exactly the problems and had the parts with them to fix it. They were fast, honest and very reasonable, great to do business with , would highly recommend.